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ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY, M. K. TUR-TICK. & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. rates op AiMrEarrisinc. CCofowbtts EVBoainesa and professional carda of five lines or less, per annum, five dollars. For time advertisements, apply at this office. ETLegal advertisements at statute rate. Error tranaient advertising;, see rates on third page. ETAU advertisements payable monthly. Z3T OFFICE, Eleventh St., up stairs in Journal Building. TERMfc: Per year Six months . Three mouths Single copies .83 OO . lOO SO OS VOL. XIV.-NO. 37. COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. JANUAEY 9, 1884. WHOLE NO. 713. (The mmml I a t- BUSINESS CARDS. pHAS. SLOAHI Yek Lee) CHINESE LA UK DRY. TSrUnder -'Star Clothing Store." Ne braska Avenue, Cylumbu... -j"m C S WOOD. .VI. I- jjif y.sv cjjv & sun a eon. lSTII:i opened the office f rinerly cc cupied by Dr. lionoteel. 19-Sm. DENTAL PARLOR. On Corner of Twelfth and North Streets, ovtr 'Ernst's hardware store. S2roifico hours. 8 to 12 a. m.; I to ." p. in. Ol.I.A ASIIllAUr.H, DiMltibt. ATTORNEYS-A'I-LAW, . ITn-M-iir in Uluck Uuildin?, 11th treet, Above tin New bank. TT .. EaEJfiSON, NOTARY PUBLIC, ltli Strrrt.:! .loon, west or tlnmmonil lion!, Columbus, Neb. M-Y rpiIU5tST !t POWERS, S UJIGEOX DENTISTS, ST Office- in -Mitchell Block, Colum bus, Nebraska. I111 J. o. sskjjbh-'k. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office on olive St.. Columbus, Nebraska. ii-tr ( G. A. IIUI.LIIOKST, A.M., 31. D., IIOMEOPA TlllC 1'IIYSJCJAN, jgjTuo Hlock south of Court House. Telephone communication. -! V. A. MACKEN, DEALER IN " I'Vmcs, Liquors. Cigursr Porters, Ales, c'.c , etc. Olive Street, next to First National Bank. M cAI'I'ISTKK BROS., A TTORNEYS A T LA W, Office ui.-stuirr. in McAllister's build inir. 11th M. W. A. MeAlliter, Notary Public. .1. .M. MACKAUI.AND, U. It. COWDERY, LAW AM) C0LLEIT10X OFFICE or MACPARbAND & COWDEBf, Columbus, : : : Nebraska. G ko. a. ai:itv. PAINTER. JSrCarriajie, house and !.l,'n painting, glazing, paper hanging, kalsomiiiing, etc. done to order. Shop on Wth St., opposite Engine House, Columbus, N'eb. U)-y 7 bi. ici;siai:, H Hth St., opposite Lindell Hotel. Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, "Whins, Blankets, furry Combs, Briuhes, trunks, :ilises, bus-TV 'tops, cushions, carriage tiimmin:;, .Ve.. at the lowest possible prices. Kepair- pr mptly attended to. O. C. SHANNON", MANLTACTURER OK Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware ! Job-Work, Hoofing and Gutter ing a Specialty. JSTSlion on Eleenth Str.-ct, opposite Ilcintz's Orusr Store. (- G W. CLAKK, LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT, HUMPHREY, NEliR. His lands comprise some flue tracts in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north ern portion ot PI tte county. Taxes paid for non-residents. Satisfaction guaranteed. -0 y c OLU.VIIIS PACKHG CO., COL UJIR US, - NEB., Packers and Dealers in all kinds of Hog product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hogs or grease. Directors.-U. n Jlenry, Prcst.; John "Wiggins, Sec. and Treas.: L. Gerrara, S. Corv. nVTOXICE XO TKACIIKRS. J. E. Moncrief, Co. Suptt "Will be in his office at the Court House on the -third Saturday of each month for the purpose of cramming applicants for teacher's certificates, and for the transactton of any other business pertaining to schools. f7-y TAMES SALMON, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Plans and estimates supplied for either frame or brick buildings. Good work 'guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne braska. "2 Cmo. J. WAGNER, Livery and Feed Stable. Is prepared to furnish the public w.'th good teams, buggies and carriages for all occasions, especially for fuuerals. Alo conducts a sale stable. 4- D. T. Martyx, 31. D. F. Schcg, 31. D., Deutscher Artz.) Drs. MAETYN & SCHUG, U. S. Examining Surgeons, Local Surgeons. Union Pacific and O., &B. H.It. It's. COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA. 32-voJ-xiii-v $66 a week at home. $5.00 outfit free. Pay absolutely sure. .No risk. Capital not required. Reader, if you want business at 'which persons of either sex, young or old, can make great pay all the time .they "wort, with absolute certainty, write for particulars to H. Haixit & Co., Fort tad, Maine. COLUMBUS STATE BANK! :;eeeu:rst3 3im:l Sua sl Tsreir Eslst. COLUMBUS, NEB. ' 16V CAPITAL, - $50,000 DIKECTORS: !.i:a.vder Gebkakd, Pres'i. Geo. W. FIulst, Vice Pres'i. Julius A. Reed. -Edward A. Gcbkakd. J. E.Taskku, Ccuhier. . .t flank of leiOMit, aticosiai .-.aid Kichaaee. V . ' i;ollectiotiM Promptly Made e i.:l Points. Pay latere! e- Time WepoM- it. r DREBERT & BRIGGLE, BANKEES! HUMPHREY, NEBRASKA. iSTPrompt attention given to Col lections. ZSTInsurance, Real Estate, Loan, etc. 5 J. H. GALLEY & ERO., Would respectfu'-ly ask their friends and patrons to call and examine their stock of Fal and Winter floods Before purchasing their supplies, as they have their store full from floor to ceiling of Staple and Fancy DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, For Men and Boys, at all Prices U ..OVERCOATS! -AIX-PrlceM sii; add mi m m shoes. WE ALSO CARRY A LINE OF LA DIES' FINE SHOES. Blankets. Quilts and all kinds of Fan cy Notions. J3TRemember that we keep no shoddy goods, and strictly one rnicu is our motto, which our twenty-five years resi dence in Columbus will sustain. 23-3m LOUIS SCHKEIBER, ttmitbaiilWainHte All kinds of Repairing done on iSliuri iuiicc. nuggica, n , iflp e ons, etc., made to order, -and all work Guar anteed. Also sell the world-famous. Walter A. Wood Mowers, Eeapers, Combin ed Machines, Harvesters, and Self-binders the best made. iSTShop opposite the " Tattersall." Ol ive St., COLUMBUS. 2-Gm-c GOLD for the working class Send 10 cents for postage. and we will mail you free a roval, valuable box of samplegoods-that will put you in the way of making mote money in a few days than you ever thought possible at anv busi 7 ess. Capital not required. 'e will start you. You can work all the time or in spa're time only. The work is univer sally adapted to both sexes, young and old." You can easily earn from DO cents to $0 eyery evening." That all who want work may test the business, we make this unparalleled offer; to all who are not well satisfied we will send $1 to pay for the trouble of writing u. Full particulars-, directions, etc., sent free. Fortunes will be made by those who give their whole time to the work. Great success absolutely sure. Don't delay. Start now. Address Stixsox & Co., Portlaud,'Maine. HIJBEK'M HOTEI. JOHNIIUBEB,thejoIIy auctioneer, has opened a hotel on 13th St , near Tiffa nv &. Routson's, where clean beds and square meals will always be found by the patrons of the house. "I will in the fu ture, as in the past, give my best atten tion to all sales of goods or farm stock, as an auctioneer. j3TSatifaction guaranteed; call anil see me and vou will be made welcome. JOHN HUBER, Proprietor and Auctioneer. Columbus, Neb., June 19, "83. 9-tf COLUMBUS Restaurant and Saloon! E. D. SHEEHAN, Preprietor. 3f Wholesale nd Retail Dealer in For eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub lin Stout, Scotch and EnglisL Ales. fST Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty. OYSTERS in their season, by the case can or dish. lltfa.Strt. Semtk ef TBt. JS. MURDOOK & SON, Carpenters and Contractors. Have had an extended experience, and will .guarantee satisfaction in -work. All kiads -of .repairing done - on abort notice. Our motto is, Good work and fair prices. Call and give ui as oppor tunitytocstimatefor.you. ryshop on 13th SU,one door west of Friedhof A Co's. stare, Columbus, Nebr. . 4M-y ViZlST National Bank! COX.X7SCBI78. Authorized Capital, -Cash Capital, $250,000 50,000 omens and directors. A. ANDERSON, Preset. , SAM'L C. SMITH. Vice Pres'i. O. T. ROEN, Cashier. J. W. EARLY, ROBERT UHLIO, HERMAN OEHLRICn. W. A. MCALLISTER. G.ANDERSON, P.ANDERSON. Foreign and lnlaad Exchange, Passage Tickets, Real Estate; Loan ana Insurance. 29-vol-13-ly COAL LIME! J.E. NORTH & CO., DEALERS IN Coal, Lime, Cement. Bock SpriD Coal, Carboi (Wyomiig) Coal. EidoH (Iowa) Coal .$7.00 ptr ton . 6.U0 . 3.i0 Blacksmith Coal of beat quality al ways on hand at low est prices. North Side Eleventh St., COLUMBUS, NEB. 14.3m UNION PACIFIC LAND OFFICE. Improved and Unimproved Farms, Hay and Grazing Lands and City Property for Sale Cheap AT THE Union Pacific Land Office, On Long Time and low rate of Interest. jSTFinal proof umdaon Timber Claims, Homesteads and Pre-emptiou. larAll wishing toiuy lands of any de scription will please call and examine my list of lands before looking else where B3TA11 having lands to sell will plea9e call and give me a description, trm , prices, etc. 83TI a'so am prepared to injure prop erty, as I have the agency of several first-class Fire insurauce companies. F. W. OTT, Solicitor, speaks German. (SAMUEL. CKHITU, 30-tr Columbus, Nebraska. BECKER & WELCH, PROPRIETORS OF SHELL CREEK KILLS. MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE. COL UMB US. NEB. SPEICE & NORTH. General Agents for the Ssle of REAL ESTATE. Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific K. R. Lands for sale at from S3.00 to $10.00 per acre for cash, or on five or ten years time, in annual payments to suit pur chasers. We have also a large and choice lot of other lands, improved and unimproved, for sale at low price and on reasonable terms. Also business and residence lots in the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real es tate in Platte County. 021 COLUMBUS. NEB. HENRY G-ASS, TJJSrDERTATCER ! COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES AND DZALKRIX Furniture, Chain, Badataada, Bu- raaaa, Tablea, Bafta. Loucis, Ac-. Fictvra Fraaoaa and Motldinga. tt'Sevlrlnaof all kind of UthoUUn ,6ood$. V f fctf. 'COLUMBUS, VKfcV TEE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. Oh, no, I never mention ber, I never breathe her name. There Is no memory to stir To life a wasted flame. No vision of her haunts me now, Unbroken is my rest, Ko kiss Is laid upon her brow, Nono on her lips is pressed. I never bother as to how Is worn the forehead tress. Her whims and freaks don't grieve me now. Her woes cause no distress. There is no anguish in my soul Lest she another choose. I pen no lovesick rigmarole To conjure up the blues. Ah. no I never mention her. The girl who'll rule my life, Whose maiden name I'll alter To the dearer name of wife. I tell no friends delightedly Of the treasure I shall get. I speak not of her. For you seo i have not met her yet. N. Y. Journal. THE HAUNTED POOL. The sun was setting over the Ganges one bright summer evening in 1871. The day had been a hot .one even for India, and it was an unspeakable relief to every one when the scorching sun be gan to decline at last, and the length ening shadows of the tall palms along the riverbank told that night was at hand. And now the Hindu inhabitants of the neighboring village, who bad been lying motionless all the afternoon under the shade of their reed-thatched roofs, or of the vast overarching banyan trees around them, came trooping down to the water in a body. Instantly the wliole bank of the great river so lovelv and silent all through the long, burning day became all alive with noise and Inistle. Children pad dled in the broad, still pools, or chased each other in and out of the tall, feathery bamboo clump that grew along the bank. Women filled their earthen pitchers from the stream, or washed their threadbare clothes. Men began to scour their brass lotahs (drinking vessels), or to kindle fires for the cook ing of their evening meals; while a little farther down the stream, a group of young girls, wading out in the shallow water, fell to SDlashinsr each other with might and main, amid shouts of merry laughter. To any one unaccustomed to the ways of India it would have seemed strange enough to see, upon the wrists and ankles of nearly all the girls, and many of their mothers likewise, heavy bangles of solid silver, which any Western lady might have been proud to wear. But the Hindu peasants, to whom savings-banks are utterly unknown, have no way of keeping their money safe except by carrying it about with them in this fashion a somewhat hazardous plan, it must be owned, in a country swarming with the most expert and daring thieves in the world. Suddenly, one of the girls, who had ventured a little farther out into the stream than the rest, disappeared under water with a piercing shriek, as if dragged down by some overpowering force. A few bubbles that rose sullenly to the surface were the only token of ber fate, while her terrified companions turned and rushed back to the shore as fast as possible, screaming: "A crocodile! a crocodile!" Several day passed before any of the village women dared to approach the scene of this terrible mischance. At length one, bolder than the rest, ven tured in again, and the others, seeing that no harm came of her daring, began to follow her example. More than a week passed without any accident, aud everything was beginning to go on as usual, when, one evening, a second girl disappeared in precisely the same man ner as the first. The terror was now universal, and all tbe best hunters of the village set them selves with one accord to get rid of this destroying crocodile. Baits were laid, traps set, men posted along the bank with loaded guns to keep watch for the monster; but, look for him as they might, nothing was to be seen of him. Several days later the wife of one of the villagers was washing her white wrapper on the bank of the river when it slipped from her hands and floated slowly out into the wide, still pool formed by the bend of the stream. The woman at once waded after it, and had just succeeded in clutching it, when she was seen by those on the bank to give a sudden start, throw her arms convul sively into the air and disappear under water just as the other two had done before. About three days after this last catas trophe. Mr. Henry Sparks, the British Commissioner for the District of Jungleywallah, was at work in his office amid a perfect mound of papers, halt ing every now and then to wipe his streaming face (which, despite the enormous punkah, or swinging-fan, worked by his native servant outside with a cord passed through a' hole in the wall, looked very much like a half melted snowball), when he was sudden ly disturbed by a knock at the door. "Come in!" cried he, snappishlv, ex pecting the entrance of some Hindu farmer or peasant with a complaint as long and unintelligible as an Assyrian inscription. But at tbe first glimpse of tbe person who entered his face cleared at once. The visitor was a tall native, with the handsome features and stately bearing of a Mahratta. His figure, nearly six feet in height, was so gaunt and sinewy that it seemed to be made of pin-wire, and his piercing black eyes looked out from beneath the folds of his white tur ban with the quick, keen, watchful glance of a practical hunter. In truth. Ismail, the Mahratta, was well used to tracking other game beside deer or tigers. Over and above his oc cupations as scout, hunter and Govern ment courier, he was in constant re Suest as a detective, and, for tracking own either a wild beast or a criminal, he had no equal in Bengal. Gliding into the room as noiselessly as a shadow, he made a low salaam, and said in bis own language: "May the humblest of his servants speak to the Sahib?" (master). There was nothing particularlv hum ble, it must be admitted, in the speak er's bearing; on the contrary, he held himself erect, and looked the Commis sioner full in the face with the air of a man who knew his own value, and had something to tell which he felt to be worth bearing; but Mr. Sparks, with whom Ismail was an old acquaintance, appeared to understand these signs' per fectly, and said "What has Ismail to tell? lam list ening. " "Lhave been at the village of Ram ganj" answered the Mahratta, laying a alight stress upon the last word. "Bamranj?" echoed Mr. Sparks. "Ah, to be sure; the place where that crocodile's been eating up so many peo ple." "Are yon quite sure. Sahib?" asked the Hindu, keenly watching the effect of his words, "that it wot a crocodile that diditf" The Englishman started, and looked fixedly at Ismail's immovable face: "That's how I heard the storyolrt' rejoined he. "H it wasn't a crocodile, what was it?" "Did the Commissioner, Sahib," in quired Ismail, "ever hear of a crocodile being so nice in his eating as to devour none but women, and only such women as had plenty of silver bangles qnV Again Mr. Sparks gave a slight start, and the sparkle of his eye ' showed that he was beginning to guess the riddle, but he took care to make no interruption, seeing thai Ismail wished to have the pleasure of telling the whole story himself. I went to the village," continued Is mai, "and talked with the people. Then I dived into the river (my lord knows that I can find my way through water as well as through thickets), and at the bottom I. came upon a noosed rope." The Commissioner nodded with the air of a man who understood the whole affair perfectly, but still he said nothing. "The Sahib understands How it was 'done," proceeded the Hindu. "When an- woman worth robbing went into the water, the noose tangled her feet, and the robber, hidden among the bushes on the opposite bank, dragged her down and drowned her, and then plundered the corpse at his leisure." "I see," said Mr. Sparks. "Well, Ismail, you know there's a Government reward of a thousand rupees ($500) for every murderer brought to justice; sea what you can make of the case." The Mahratta's black eyes flashed fire, for five hundred dollars is more to a Hindu than five thousand to a white man, and such a chance did not come to him every day. He went out with out a word, but Mr. Sparks felt satisfied that there would be news of the crim inal before long. Ismail plunged at once into the sur rounding jungle, and traversed it at a pace which few men could have kept up over such ground and in such a climate, till he came in sight of Ramganj, but instead of entering tbe village he struck down a by-path to the river, swam across, went slowly up the opposite side till he came to two bamboo-clumps close together, and groping in the water be side them, pulled a rope. His next move was to hunt out a big stone, upon the sharp edge of which he sawed the cord to and fro till it held only by one strand. One slash of his long, sharp knife would have done the work much quicker, but Ismail doubt less had his reasons for what he did. Then placing the stone in the shallow water with the sharp side uppermost, and the rope lying right across it, he vanished in the thicket. An hour had passed since his dissap pearance, and night had already set in, when a dark figure came creeping up to the same spot, and pulled at the half-severed cord, which instantly parted in his hand. The man started, and held up the broken ends to the light of the rising moon, but finding them rough ana frayed as if by constant rubbing, and feeling the sharp-edged stone lying. just undorneath, he appeared satisfied that it must have been an accident, and knelt down to knot the cord together again. So engrossed was the villain with his treacherous work that he never lifted his head to look around him, but even had he been less preoccupied he would scarcely have heard the noiseless foot fall of one who had been tracking the tiger and antelope through their native jungles ever since he was ten years old. The rogue was still quite unsuspicious of harm, when a tall, shadowy figure rose behind him as suddenly as if it had started up through the earth, and a tremendous blow from a heavy bamboo club, falling upon his bowed head like a thunderbolt, felled him senseless to the earth. That very night the crestfallen robber was sent off to the nearest British sta tion, escorted by a strong guard of native policemen, to be tried and executed, as he deserved, while Is mail received from the hand of the Commissioner himself, together with a warm commendation of his shrewdness, the thousand rupees which he had so well earned. David Ker, in Tlie Conti nent. Trimming an Elephant's Feet. Yesterday Prof. George Arstingstall and four assistants were occupied all day in trimming the feet of two ele phants. The operation is performed three times a year once on the road, once in the fall and again in the spring. The sole of an elephant's foot is heavily covered with a thick horny substance of material similar to the three toe-nails upon each foot, and as it grows thicker and thicker it tends to "contract and crack, often laming the animal. When the work of trimming is undertaken, the elephant stands upon three legs and places the foot to be operated upon across a big tub. Two men hold the leg down and one stands at the animal's head to prevent him from turning. Then Prof. Arstingstall, with a two-foot draw ing knife, proceeds to shave off great pieces' of bone from the sole of the foot Shavings of bone six inches by four and a quarter of an inch thick a're rapidly cut, the edges of the foot being care fully trimmed. Often pieces of glass, wire, nails, etc., are found imbedded in the foot, which have been picked up during street parades. Sometimes these irritating morsels work into the leg and produce a festering sore. A large nail was found yesterday in Pal las foot imbedded over three inches from the bottom. Prof. Arstingstall extracted it with a small pair of pin cers, then syringed the wound with warm water, and subsequently covered it with tar. The Professor, when hur ried on the road, sometimes draws out such nails with his teeth. Pallas appa rently suffered great pain, but seemed to know that the operation would give relief. He held the foot high and quietly of his own accord until all was finished, then flourished his trunk, trumpeted, and expressed almost in words his sin cere thanks. After paring the foot, each toe-nail is cut between and then filed down, giving each foot a white, clean look with its settings of polished nails. It takes about six hours to finish dressing an ele phant's feet, and it is said to be one of the hardest bits of work that the men have to do. While busy making the chips fly, Prof. Arstingstall said: "Did you know that three times around an elephant's front hoof is his exact height?" "No. Is that so?" "Yes, and to prove it, look here." Then he proceeded to measure the front foot of the brute, and three times its circumfer ence was found, hy mounting a ladder, to be the exact height of the animal. Bridgeport (Conn.) Cor. New Haven Register. Georgia chaiges circuses two hundred dollars for each exhibition. The Lway Caves f Tlrxlmla. The Tech, the organ of the Massachu setts Institute of Technology.publishes a description of the Luray" Caves in Vir ginia, which have been known to the public for the past five years. They were discovered in 1878. The writer of this paper says: The entrance to the caverns is through a narrow passage about twenty-five feet in length, leading into a room of mod erate size, where the attention of the visitor is arrested by the hundreds of stalactites and stalagmites around him, forming all sorts of curious shapes. But one soon learns to regard these things as common, and contentedly hurries on with the guide to see some of the won derful resemblances to the things of the outside world. Adjoining the grand entrance hall is an apartment called the fish market, where the lime has so taken the shape of strings of fish that the resemblance to our own fish markets is quite apparent, though the writer was at a loss to deter mine the peculiar species. Some, how ever, better versed in the science of zoology, unhesitatingly pronounce them to be a species of bass, perch, shad, mackerel, etc; at least, so says the guide. Winding through various corridors leading into rooms of differ ent dimensions, and passing by gigantic columns and deep gorges, notably the rift called Pluto's Chasm, about seventy five feet deep and five hundred feet in Ipntrth tbrnmrli which Wf urn trid thn god is supposed to have borne Proser pine to the under world we finally come to the Giant's Hall, which is es pecially interesting as containing the organ and the fallen column, a huge mass of limestone twenty-five feet in length, the age of which, as estimated by some scientists, is several millions of years. This statement may at first seem strange, but after considering the follow ing experiment we no longer doubt the assertion. A glass tumbler was placed beneath some dripping-lime water, that the time taken to form an incrustation might be observed, and at the end of five years a crust not more than one eighth of an inch in thickness was formed under the most favorable conditions. The organ is composed of stalactites and stalagmites, which have formed con tinuous columns from ceiling to floor, which not only resembled the pipes of an organ but to some extent give forth actual musical sounds, soft and sweet. The writer regrets to say, however, that "Yankee Doodle" was the tune whose notes desecrated the sanctified cathe dral of the deceased giant. The Wet Blanket is, however, voted by all the most perfect and interesting phenomenon in the cave. In a dark corner of the cavern the lime has the form of a large sheet suspended from the roof. Towards the end of this sheet have been formed, by the precipitation of iron, two red bands about two inches in width, which, with the yellow color given to it by the dripping water, take on the appearance of a veritable wet blanket. Of especial scientific interest are the helictites rare formations, which pro ject horizontally from the walls of the cave from two to three inches. These, the guide-book tells us, are due to slow crystalizatiom takiug place on a surface barely moist from material conveyed to the point of growth by a capillary move ment. It is bard to control the desire to pull off these helictites and other specimens as one passes along. But the exercise of this will power is helped in a great measure by "the mechanic spirits of this under world, gnomes and imps" in the shape of little darkies, "who dart from shadow to shadow, behind column and angle, to watch that we do no harm to the marvelous handiwork." There is, moreover, a further inducement to keep one's hands off, in a fine of from five to one hundred dollars for every specimen broken. It is, therefore, rather an expensive place for over zealous specimen hunters; but the writer would advise all others who travel South by the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to spend a day at Luray and see for them selves its wonders. Had the Proof. A hopping mad man at the Union de pot wanted to see the President, Secre tary, Superintendent and Treasurer all at once, and it would have done him a heap of good could he have got within striking distance of even a twenty thou sand dollar stockholder in any of the railroads entering Detroit. To the several queries as to what was on his mind, he finally replied: "I was coming in from Dearborn this morning, a walking on the track. My dog Bombo was with me. I've bad that dog five years, and have been offered fifty dollars for him. He was a little green about railroads, but on everything else he was as sharp as a razor. We had got down about a mile this side of the village when I saw a train coming." "And stepped aside?" "Of course I did. I own one hundred and sixty acres of land and am a High way Commissioner, but I ain't fool 'null to think I'm bigger'n a railroad train." "But the dog?' "He stopped, too. I reckon it was the fust time he ever saw a train, but he'd have bin all right if the engineer hadn't begun to toot. The minit he heard that tootin' Bombo begun to bris tle, and while the train was five hun dred feet away he started down the track to meet it." -Then ?" "Wall," said the man as he mopped his forehead, "it was a leetle too much fur him. An engine and five cars ought to git away with a dog any day in the year. He riz about twenty feet high, I reckon, took a slant to the left, and when he came down he broke the top off a small tree." "Well?" "I motioned for the engineer to stop the train as soon as the dog started. He could have done it, but wouldn't. Indeed, when the train went past me he leaned out and laffed yes, sir, laffed in my face." "And you want damages?" "I do! I want the worth of that dog and five hundred dollars for the shock to my nervous system." "Have you proofs?" "I should smile! Even when I'm all broke up I don't try to put the right boot on the left foot; see that!" And he drew from his pocket a hind leg, two paws, an ear ana a piece of the lost canine's tail and spread ti n the bench. There was an expressu u silence in the crowd, and then the Highway Commissioner called out: "P-roofs! P-roofs! If them ain't p-roofs who be they? Gentlement, I never had a lawsuit nor struck a man in xay life, but if I don't take home a wad of greenbacks to settle this ease the Michigan Central Road will want a hull new board of officers to-merrer!" De troit Free Press. A Denver boy sued his father for aaoaay laaad him and got a judgaeat OF GENEKAL UvTEBEST. The sum of $85,000 has been raised for a monument to Robert E. Lee. N. Y. Sun. "Yes, I'm a cop, and I've several little copies," remarked the policeman. N. Y. Mail. In Kansas tramps are 'mildly re ferred to as "itinerant citizens." Chi cago Inter Ocean. A poisonous wood from Panama called cockobola, is much used in Con necticut factories for knife handles. Hartford Post. A Brooklyn man has run away from his wife for the fourth time, leaving a note stating that this is postivelyhis farewell tour. Brooklyn (N. Y.) Eagle. The first white labor ever employed on a South Florida railroad glistens ia the shape of thirty Irishmen at. work on the International Railroad. Detroit Post. Professor Paul Passey. of Paris, says the United States is the dullest country he ever visited. He probably didn't go out and interview the cow boys. Chicaao Herald. Twenty-three counties in Texas neglected to make any returns at all to the Secretary of State of the votes cast upon the Constitutional Amendments which were submitted to the people and ratified in August last V. 1 . 1'tmes. Ten warriors, five squaws and four papooses of the Omaha tribe have sailed from New York to France. They are under contract to give exhibitions in riding, shooting, dancing, etc., receiv ing fifty dollars per month and expenses. Yellow Smoke, one of the braves, is seventy years old. Chicago Journal. The San Francisco Alia says that shad, which were planted in the waters of California a few years ago, are natur alizing themselves along the whole Pa cific coast They are now caught in Puget Sound, and,, the Alia believes, will soon freauent everv river and har bor between San Francisco and Alaska. Among the numerous relics and curiosities possessed by Mr. Hunneman, of Boston, Mass,, are a chair- and bureau 150 years old, a bill for a load of wood hauled in 1763, costlv china ware over one hundred years old, four volumes of literature published in 1814, and a snuff box which was carried by a person in Perry's fleet on Lake Erie. Boston Post. The States in which no tax is levied upon commercial travelers are: New York, Colorado, Connecticut, Dakota, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Min nesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire. New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Chicago Times. An ear of corn was on exhibition at San Luis Obispo, Cal., grown in the exact form of the hand of a child, show ing the wrist, hand, thumb, and fingers, alTperfect, except the little finger, which is double. It is covered with small grains of corn to near the fingers, which are bare prongs of cob, giving it the ap pearance of a hand clad with a mit. San Francisco Chronicle. A twenty-dollar gold piece and a silver dollar were found on William Petty's person after his recent arrest, in Portland, Ore. He is a gambler. The coins were hollowed out and in each hollow was a mirror, and while they were lying on a table at an angle of 45" behind a stack of crin in front of the dealer, he could sec every card held by his opponents. Chicago Journal. A National Homestead Monument Association has been organized at Mitchell, u 1., for the purpose of com memorating the beneficent provisions of the Homestead law. It is proposed to erect a shaft 160 feet high in the center of a quarter section of land 160 acres and to ask every settler to contribute at least one cent for every acre he has secured under the law. Denver Tribune. A young man living in Dayton, O., has commenced proceedings to ascer tain by judicial decision whether the father of a young lady, to whom he was attached, had a right to enforce with a horse-whip his order to keep away from the front gate. It is rather late in the season, but it is hoped that the point will be definitely settled in time for next summer's gate swingers. Chicago Her ald. Political writing in Hawaiian jour nals is not much behind some other "barbarous" countries in vigor, as the following from a recent issue of the Honolulu Gazette may illustrate: "The history of the present Administration, with its kaleidoscopic Cabinets and boards, is an account of blunder upon blunder, until now the Great Muddler has fairly sunk up to the neck in a sea of mud, from which no skill can extri cate him." Curtis McGregor, of Caddo Peak, Tex., had his arm mutilated by a gun. It was amputated near the shoulder. He was able to sit up and walk about the room, but complained from the first of pain in the amputated hand, and de clared there were bugs in it This con tinued until the eighth day after ampu tation when friends exhumed and exam ined the amputated arm, which had been buried in a box with a cloth wrapped around it A large bug was found in the hand as stated by Mc Gregor. Texas Siftings. ii That Reminds Me." Secretary Teller seems to have had a novel experience with the road agents during his excursion with the "last spike"' party on the Northern Pacific Railroad. The Secretary and Mrs. Teller, intending to make an extended trip before reaching home again, took two large trunks of clothing. By ac cident the trunks were set off the bag gage car at the little station where the spike was driven, and, of course, they suddenly disappeared. After a diligent search the trunks were found concealed in an excavation near the railroad. They were not entirely empty, for the considerate robbers, after taking off the locks and removing the contents of the trunks bad carefully placed the locks inside the trunks and left them. "So I have only to send them to a locksmith and have them repaired," said Mr. Tel ler to-day. "I was as glad to get them back as the minister was to recover his hat after sending it on a fruitless errand through a stingy congregation. I never think of that story," continued the Sec retary, "without being reminded of a clause in a miner's deed, which I once came across in making a search respect ing the title of a piece of mining prop erty in Colorado. That was a good many years ago, when the miners used to draw their own deeds of conveyance. This one began as follows: 'Know all men by these presents, that for and in consideration of one good hat (and glad to get it too,) I sell and grant, convey, etc. The property turned out to be Jnite valuable, bat its first owner evi ently did not so regard it" C'fti' ye htitr Qcian. PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. B. M. Winters, of Fremont. O.. re-elected Countv Treasurer, but died before the polls were closed. Cleveland Leader. The combined salaries of Mr. Henry Villard, President of the Northern Pacific Railroad, amount to over $80,000 per annum. General G. W. Getty, who has been in command of the Artillery School at Fortress Monroe, has been placed on the retired list. John A. Logan's son Manning has shed his name at West Point and will be known hereafter as John A. Logan, Jr. Chicago News. A wealthy miser named Dr. Phillip L. Jones was found dead in the bath room of his house in Brooklvn a few days ago. He left over $1,005,000. N. Y. Sun. An old lady now living in Lebanon. Ia., is the mother of six sons, nine daughters, and has forty grandchildren. There is not an idiot, cripple drunkard, or gambler in all the family. Philadel phia Press. At a reception lately given in New port by Miss Catharine L. Wolfe, whose income is said to be $4,000 a day, tho dining-room walls were covered with wild grapevines, to which hot house grapes were cunningly secured. Irov idence Journal . A singular suit was brought before, the United States Circuit Court, in session in Nashville. Tenn. It was nothing less than the effort of Alice Marguerite. King to defend her beauty against the assault of the Daily Ameri can. Miss King has figured as an ac tress, and the American said that she was a small woman with a pug nose, and ugly. She claimed $50,000 dam ages, but her suit was dismissed. The number of wealthy members of Congress increases. Col. Lyman, of Massachusetts, is one of the new mem bers who will entertain elaborately next winter. He inherited great wealth. Washburn, of Minnesota, has rented Don Cameron's house, and will give lavish receptions. Bowen. of Colorado is a mining lord. Sabin, of Minnesota, went from Connecticut twenty years ago, and is now very rich. Dolph, of Ore gon, is a thrifty corporation attorney. Colquitt is one of the best-to-do men in Georgia, and Gibson, of Louisiana, in herited wealth. There are not many poor men left in the Senate. Count out Blair. Frye, Kenna, Jones, of Florida, and Riddleberger, and the rest are ac counted rich. Chicago Jribune. Hanlan is said to have accumulated a comfortable fortune by his oars. He lives well, but is uo spendthrift, and never drinks a drop of alcohol. He works very hard. "I have traveled thirty miles to-day," he is quoted as saying, "and all with my own wind aud muscle. I went about twenty of it in my boat and the rest on my lejjs. O, no; that is aot exceptional. I do as much as that every day. from early in the spring until late iu the fall. You see my races are rather frequent, and it is necessary that I should keep myself constantly in perfect condition. I am, therefore, in training all the time. My diet is always as carefully regulated as though 1 was to pull a race next day." N. Y. Herald. , ALITTLE NONSENSE. "There are 1.400.000.000 people upon the earth at present according to the latest statistics," said Mrs. Smith, looking up from the paper. "Only think of it! aud we haven't had a caller for two days!" Buffalo Express. "I wish I had a pug dojr." said au up-town youth recently. "What In the world do you want oue of the critters for?" asKed a friend. I kuow where I could .sell him for fifteen: dollars!" was the earnest reply. N. Y. Commercial. "Johnnie, what part of speech is adieu5" "A verb, ma'am." "Aha! Something new, I suppose. Let me hear how you would decline it?" "Present, adieu; past, a dude." "Johnnie, that will do; it will now be my dudey to send you home." Do'ton I'o.st. The Christian at Work has an article entitled "How to M-ike a Wife Insane." We have not read it. presuming: the method given to be. of course, either to come into the house with mud on your boots or to forget to bring home your wife's bonnet from the milliner's on Saturday night. Lowell Citizen. In answer to his remark that she had ventured away from home on a bad day, she said. "It does look like rain, but I brought my gossipper with me. and I ordered John to meet me at the station with the phantom. By the way, have you seen my silver-mountain har ness that I bought last week?" Chicaqo Inter Ocean. A few short weeks ago and the pitcherof abase-ball club wouldn't walk down the street without having a brass bantl and a crowd of admiring citizens chasing after him, begging for his auto graph. And now he gets jostled on the sidewalk, people trample on his toes on the opera-house stairs, and if he com plains he is called "Oscar" and told to go out on the prairie and back his feet around. So goe-5 the vanity of this world. llurlington Uawktue. They met, kissed and parted. Thev met. anil ktsse-1 a:nl itartetl (Heilldn't please her lu-l. Nor she his m. uml all the world Cri'il out. "How verv s id!" But tU-is li ptrt 'iwaw better Thnn too !tiUto wish they had. For she'd a tcnirer rf her own. Anil he'd one lust as liad. And fj that thy should marry And kindly fute forbade: For think how drvitdful 'twould have boon When both of them arot nuid! Ah! lucky spoonev mil Ion. Ah ! lucky spooney lid. To meet und L1-"? arid part before Too late to nish you bad I A tough old debtor in a town across the Hudson entered a grocery the other morning, and stood for a loug time looking at an exhibition of plug tobacco. Tlie grocer felt certain that the old man wanted credit, and he de termined to head him off. He therefore observed, "I have to r.cll that tobacco for cash down." "You do, oh?" "Ye.-, sir. Tobacco i ch-.Ii on the nail." "How's sugar?" "That's cash." "Tea and coffee?" "Cah all cash. Soap, molasses, candies, kerosene, butter, potatoes, flour, rice. hams, starch all spot cash." The old man stood and looked over the stock for five minutes, and then heaved a long sigh and replied; "Well, Mr. Waters, that don't hit me worth a cent. I want to get trusted for three dozen clothespins!" Wall Street News. The first published proposition for the adoption of uniform time standards came from Prof. Charles F. Dowd, of Saratoga, N. Y. The development of the idea into practical shape, and the securing the assent of the railroads to the adoption of the plan, are the work of W. . Allen, editor of tho Travelers' Official Quid, of New York City. N.Y.Bun.